Deus Ex Region Lock Dumped After User Outcry

Yesterday we noted that PC boxed copies of Deus Ex: Human Revolution had been region-locked. That wasn’t a popular decision, and now developer Eidos has backflipped on it, saying that it won’t pursue the plan.

As Mark over at Kotaku points out, that makes life a little tricky for local retailer OzGameShop, which had already decided to cancel existing orders for import copies when the lock emerged. The bigger picture lesson (from a Lifehacker perspective) that while there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t save money buying something on import, it can occasionally backfire.

Now Deus Ex: Human Revolution WON’T Be Region Locked On The PC [Kotaku]

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